ELIZABETHTON — Mrs. Edith Grace Buckles, 87, formerly of 189 Rainbow Circle, Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma Buckles and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Buckles, in 1986; three brothers; and two sisters-in-law, Clay and Georgia Buckles, Claude Buckles, Eugene and Juanita Buckles; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Luther and Pearl Buckles, Carmack and Effie Danner; two brothers-in-law, Elwood Garland, Guerney Pierce; a sister-in-law, Ella Mae Buckles.
Mrs. Buckles was a homemaker and a partner in the Floyd Buckles Sales Company. She was a devoted member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. She loved her friends in the Willing Workers Sunday School Class there.
She was a loving aunt who will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by four brothers, H.J. Buckles and his wife, Helen, Elizabethton, Ivan Buckles; Elizabethton, Earl Buckles and his wife, Helen, Elizabethton; Paul Buckles and his wife, Peggy, Mt. Carmel; three sisters, Margaret Garland, Casco, MI, Myrtle Pierce, Elizabethton, Brenda Taylor and her husband, Bill, Johnson City; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Buckles; her special friend and caregiver, Wilma Bowers; and her roommate and friend, Charlotte Walker. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Buckles will be conducted on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Peace, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. William Lunsford, Rev. William Taylor and Dr. William Duncan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Tina Lunsford and Headed Home.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday prior to the service and at the home of a sister, Myrtle Pierce, 233 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton, at other times.
Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Gerald Buckles, Dean Buckles, Jimmy Buckles, Tommy Pierce, Randy Wilson, Eric Buckles, Jerry Weaver and Buddy Bowers. Honorary pallbearers will be all her friends and neighbors.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, especially the CNA staff and Alice for all the love and care shown to Edith and the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.